Every year that passes, we see an increase in nutritional research with the clear objective of discovering new ways to maintain a healthy diet, in search of our lifestyle habits to help us prevent diseases and, in the same way, maintain a body as good as possible. healthy possible.
In these first months of 2018, we have been able to see an increase in various health trends in the food sector, however, one of the ones that has most echoed in these times is matcha. Its origin is millenary since its first historical references date from ancient China, specifically at the time of the Song Dynasty during the introduction of Zen Buddhism; later it would be adapted to the well-known Japanese tea ceremonies.
Matcha comes from green tea leaves, specially processed to become a greenish powder, which contains high proportions of caffeine and antioxidants, with the particularity of being effective in various presentations: from teas, through pastries of all kinds, desserts special, even in the form of capsules as powerful loads of vitamins, among many others.
The popularity of matcha, which this year we have seen strongly entering the health market, is mainly due to its components, where the following stand out:
EGCg (an anticancer polyphenol), L-theanine (an amino acid that promotes relaxation) Vitamin C, Selenium, Chromium, Zinc and Magnesium, in addition to fiber and chlorophyll, which are reflected in the protection of the liver, the improvement of the cognition abilities, the possible prevention of certain types of cancer, the reduction of the risk of heart conditions, to name a few.
A food option that you should definitely incorporate into your daily diet!